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Bulletin Boards that Work!

Bulletin Boards in my classroom need to be workhorses – meaning that they serve a purpose – not just be cute! I have posters displayed that I refer to constantly during class. My classroom is on the small side, so bulletin board space is very, very valuable real estate in

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10 Tips for Co-Teaching in the Classroom

10 Terrific Co-Teaching Tips!

Having two teachers in one classroom sounds like a dream come true – and it is in many ways. How can you make the most of an inclusive situation? Here are 10 co-teaching tips for you and your teaching partner – whether you’re the classroom teacher, or the intervention specialist.

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Bouncy Ball for Distracted Students!

I’ve just got to tell you about something that – well, maybe everyone is already on board with – but I just got to the BOUNCY BALL PARTY! I thought I was being very brave and cutting edge getting an exercise ball for my classroom. I was surprised to learn

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2-digit multiplication worksheets and organizers

2-Digit Multiplication Made Easier!

Performing 2-digit multiplication is tough stuff that requires a lot of practice and repetition (and repetition and repetition). My state is a Common Core state, so this year I have taught the range of methods, including the box method, partial products method, lattice method, and the traditional algorithm. Some students

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Equal Shares as a Foundation to Fractions

My last several weeks has been quite eye opening.  Imagine – my students don’t understand FRACTIONS! They haven’t been able to make sense of the idea that a fraction is typically smaller than 1 whole, despite having large numbers in the numerator and/or denominator. I was also quite surprised to

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Prepare for Testing with Writing Stems

Writing stems help students answer constructed response questions as they cite evidence from the text. Learn how to use writing stems in class.  Something that’s often repeated during reading class is “Cite your evidence,” and “You need to PROVE your answer.” State test questions often ask students to “use information

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Color Coded Files for Organized Lesson Plans

Color-Coded Files for Organized Lesson Plans

How do you stay organized with your daily lessons – and planning ahead? One quick and easy way that I’ve learned – that actually WORKS for me – is using Color-Coded Files for my daily lesson plans. I will admit that I spend WAY too long planning my lessons and

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Still Practicing our Multiplication Facts!

We’ve been working on learning multiplication facts for several months now – and now we’ve added division facts to the mix.  We’re getting better, but I still have several students who are struggling to learn and remember them. Several of my resources have addressed these strugglers and I feel like

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Multi-digit Multiplication & Division on Graph Paper Bundle of worksheets for students
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CUBES poster set for solving math story problems
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